Joanna Kavenna: The radical twenties
1 April 1999
Show More The Radical Twenties: Aspects of Writing, Politics and Culture by John Lucas.
Five Leaves, 263 pp., £11.99, January 1997, 0 907123 17 1Show More
“... Hardy wrote in 1914 of his feeling ‘that we are living in a more brutal age than that, say, of Elizabeth’, which ‘does not inspire one to write hopeful poetry, or even conjectural prose, but simply make[s] one sit still in an apathy, and watch the clock spinning backwards’. For Henry James, the war seemed ‘to undo everything’: ‘My sense of what ...”